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“Romantic Evening at Vidyasagar Setu”

Second Hooghly Bridge
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Howrah
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Romantic Evening at Vidyasagar Setu”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Vidyasagar setu and the adjacent Princep Ghat (where we spent a lovely evening watching this majestic architectural structure over scintillating and gleaming ripples of river Ganges. The dim light, beautified ghats/ bank, serene and low populated at one stretch, followed by stall and heavily crowded chat, pani puri and ice cream shops. Its also fascinating watching the boats streaming on the flowing river adding to the elegance of the background beauty.

Visited March 2013
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Jodhpur, India
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“Vidyasagar Setu – Excellent Species of Engineering Marvel in the city of Kolkata”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

As one of the leading cosmopolitan cities not only in India but in the entire world, Kolkata contains some engineering and architectural marvels. One of them is the Vidyasagar Setu (bridge) on the river Hoogly connecting Kolkata with Howrah.

457 meters long and 115 meters wide, the bridge is supported by 121 wires as support strings as a suspension bridge. Highlight of the bridge is morning scene of slipping beauty of Kolkata.

Constructed to complement the Howrah bridge and for reducing the vehicular pressures sustained by it the engineering marvel took over 22 years to complete from 1970 through 1992 when it was opened.

With a 100 feet foundation, the structure is a fast connection to the Shivpur Botanical Garden from downtown Kolkata.

Visited August 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“GREAT ATTRACTION IN KOLKATA”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Bridge across Hooghly is basically a Rope Bridge built to connect the city with Howrah and other parts thru' NHs.The bridge was built to reduce the traffic congestion over the historic Howrah Bridge.The Bridge is generally illuminated during nights and its backdrop presents a great spectacle to visitors with the river flowing downstream to the Bay of Bengal.Though, the authorities collect toll from the vehicles plying thru' the Bridge, it is worth in view of its beauty and fast traffic from the City to the mainland.


A good tourist attraction indeed.

Visited November 2012
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“Excellent photo opportunity”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Strikingly similar to the Greenville Bridge which runs over the Mississippi River in the USA, the Hooghly Bridge runs over the Hooghly River and connects the city of Howrah with Kolkata. The bridge looks stunning during sunset over the river and during night when it is brightly illuminated. This bridge authority collects a toll on passing vehicles, however, provides a quick access in case you are visiting the places where the bridge takes exits, particularly, the Botanic Gardens. The bridge definitely provides a great background for photographs, and no wonder it is highlighted in numerous movies and photos.

Visited December 2011
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